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How do I find the URL to the file that is calling my ActiveX control.  I want to have <param>'s similar to flash which specify a file to download but I don't want the user to have to specify a full URL.

<object>
   <param name="swf" value="myflash.swf">
</object>

and then in my ActiveX control I initiate a download at:
http://www.example.com/sub/dir/myflash.swf
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by:jkr
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If you're hosting at the same domain, you can use a path relative to the root, e.g.

<object>
   <param name="swf" value="/sub/dir/myflash.swf">
</object>
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by:GENTP
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I am, but I'm looking to find the path, server, and port info inside of the control.
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LPSTR getBase()
{
   USES_CONVERSION; // for OLE2A

   LPMONIKER clientMoniker = NULL;
   
   if ( S_OK == m_spClientSite->GetMoniker(OLEGETMONIKER_ONLYIFTHERE,OLEWHICHMK_CONTAINER,&pClientMoniker) )
   {
      LPOLESTR oleClientBaseUrl = NULL;
      IBindCtx *pBindContext = NULL;
     
      if (CreateBindCtx( 0, &pBindContext ) == S_OK )
      {
         // resolve the path
         pClientMoniker->GetDisplayName( pBindContext, NULL, &oleClientBaseUrl );
         
         // convert it to LPSTR
         LPSTR clientBaseUrl = OLE2A(oleClientBaseUrl );
         
         // do whatever u want with it.
         // ......
         
         return clientBaseUrl;
      }
   }
}
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